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Proven, Effective, Natural Treatment For All Types Of Infertility

Since 2010, we have helped people overcome every fertility challenge you can think of

Lizzie gets pregnant naturally within two months of acupuncture!

Jackie gets pregnant with the help of Sullivan Acupuncture.

More Success Stories!

"I not only had a wonderful experience at Sullivan Acupuncture, but have become a regular client of Heathers. Heather is knowledgeable, personable, caring and wonderful. I have been seeking treatment for difficulty with fertility and have seen some pretty amazing results. Heather is there for you via text, call or email between appointments for any questions or advice you may need. Whatever it is you are struggling with, if you think acupuncture could help, Heather will not disappoint. And if your insurance doesn’t cover acupuncture, she is very reasonable cost-wise!" - Laura

"Heather has an outstanding amount of knowledge regarding fertility issues.  I came to her when all my tests came back normal, but I still was not getting pregnant.  She diagnosed me instantly and helped me figure out how to change things in my life to set me up for getting pregnant.  Within four months, I was pregnant and gave birth to a healthy boy! I am very grateful to her!!" - Ursula

"I had tried to get pregnant with two IVF treatments, but they failed.  Then I heard that acupuncture helps and went to see Heather on my third IVF.  This time it stuck and I am so grateful!" - Katy

"I really feel acupuncture helped me with my low ovarian reserve.  I was diagnosed with it when I was 33 and was so devastated so I started doing egg retrievals, but the first time around I had only 6 and only 1 was fertilized.  The PGD came back as abnormal so I had no eggs. I went to see Heather and, after working with her, I was about to get 11 eggs in the next retrieval and 3 were good quality fertilized eggs!  I am going to do one more round and am going to use her again to cover all my bases." - Jessica


"I've been trying to get pregnant for 5 years with and without IVF. I even tried 2 other acupuncturists before I found Heather.  Nothing worked, but Heather helped me to identify areas I needed to improve my health and set up a treatment plan to help me.  It took 6 months, but with her help with another round of IVF, I was finally pregnant and am expecting in 4 months!" - Sarah

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“Our fertility enhancement program is designed to bring your body back into balance so you feel strong, vital, healthy, and alive. Conception and pregnancy then happen as nature intended because your body is ready to bring new life into the world.”

* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors

  • PCOS
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Endometriosis
  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Amenorrhea

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Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and Cigna.

Clinical Trials On Acupuncture and Fertility

There are many trials that have come out in the past 20 years in relation to acupuncture's effects on infertility, especially in relation to IVF treatments. Below are few to review:

Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Qian, Y. et al. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2017.

Conclusion: "Based on an analysis of the studies, acupuncture improves the CPR (Clinical Pregnancy Results) among women undergoing IVF."

Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility. Zhu, J. Journal of Medical Science. 2018.

Conclusion: "Acupuncture as a treatment for infertility shows great results both in man and women. Acupuncture can be considered as successful treatment in restoring fertility in the patients, by improving the sperm quality and ovaries function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones."

Effectiveness of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome undergoing in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Jo, J. Journal of British Medical Acupuncture Society. 2017.

Conclusion: "Acupuncture may increase the CPR and OPR and decrease the risk of OHSS in women with PCOS undergoing IVF or ICSI. "

Effects of "menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy" on IVF-ET in patients with decline in ovarian reserve.  Zhou, L. et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 2016.

Conclusion: "The "menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy" can effectively improve the ovarian reserve function in DOR patients, leading to an improved clinical pregnancy rate of IVF-ET."

Unexplained Infertility Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Korea. Jongbae, Park. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2010.

Conclusion: "The standard therapeutic package for unexplained infertility in women studied here is safe for infants and the treated women, when administered by licensed professionals. While it remains challenging to have the target population complete a 6-month treatment course, during which most patients have to pay out of pocket, the extent of successfully achieved pregnancy in those who received full treatment provides meaningful outcomes, warranting further attention. A future study that includes subsidized treatment costs, encouraging the appropriate compliance rate, is warranted."

Use of Acupuncture in Female Infertility and a Summary of Recent Acupuncture Studies Related to Embryo Transfer. Journal of Acupuncture In Medicine. 2007.

Conclusion: "The use of acupuncture in female infertility has increased in popularity. Acupuncture appears to have some effect on uterine and ovarian blood flow. Acupuncture has been used successfully as an analgesic method during oocyte retrieval. Acupuncture may modify the endocrine and metabolic disturbances in polycystic ovary syndrome. Acupuncture appears to have a positive effect and no adverse effects on pregnancy outcome, although the data are rather heterogeneous."

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FAQ Sheet About Acupuncture and Infertility, Click Here

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Finding The Right Acupuncturist For Your Fertility Needs

Finding the right qualified health practitioners for your health needs can be daunting, but when it comes to finding the right Acupuncturist for your journey to being a mother, look no further than one certified with the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)!  Learn what the reproductive medical community says about ABORM-certified acupuncturists.

Heather Sullivan, DACM, L.Ac is also ABORM-Certified Fertility Specialist!  

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Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and Cigna.

Here's How Our Unique Combination of FOUR Very Potent, Time-Tested 100% Natural Therapies Work To Bring The Body To Heal Itself

And YOU get to choose which therapies you would like to incorporate

Gentle, Painless Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body’s internal healing process. Then, it gets right to work repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. Acupuncture harnesses the vast healing intelligence your body contains to help you heal faster.

Herbal Medicine

Herbs simultaneously cure AND strengthen the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat chronic and non-life threatening conditions like migraine, external/internal pain, PMS, menstrual difficulties, menopausal symptoms, hormonal imbalance, and reproductive issues.

Functional Nutritional Therapy

You'll receive a CLEAR, easy-to-follow nutritional plan. When your cells, glands, and tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need they naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because your body’s key systems are optimized.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction

When your nervous system is calm, your hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means more hormonal balance, less inflammation, better circulation and nutrient absorption.

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Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and Cigna.

Meet Dr. Heather Sullivan

DACM, L.Ac, ABORM-Certified, BA - Nutrition Biology

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Dr. Heather Sullivan's Qualifications:


  • Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)

  • Certification in Five Element Functional Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine

  • Board-Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Therapy with NCCAOM, national board agency

  • Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Internship completed in China at the Premier University of Guangzhou

  • Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Bachelor's in Nutrition from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

  • Bachelor's in Biology from UW - Madison

  • Certified in Hypnosis by the Wellness Institute

  • 10 Years In Practice

Dr. Sullivan has advanced certifications in pain management and women's health/fertility with top acupuncturists including:

  • The Late and Great Dr. Richard Tan

  • Chris Axelrad

  • Bob Doane

  • Matt Callison

  • Jane Littleton

  • Brad Whisnant

What education levels are required for various health practitioners to practice acupuncture in the State of Illinois?  Find out here.  

Heather's Story


Growing up, she faced certain health challenges including a family history of clinical depression, a reading disorder and crippling dysmenorrhea. Through these trials, she found healing in yoga, East Asian theosophy and natural medicine. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison with an Integrative Biology degree, she gave up her free-spirited, hippie-chick ways to enter the grueling field of corporate sales. From there, she transitioned to the purchasing field where she climbed to the highest non-management level in the supply chain department as senior corporate buyer. Despite her success, she felt a growing dissatisfaction with her occupational choices and, through introspection, decided to return to her roots in natural medicine. Given her interest in all things East Asian, Chinese Medicine became a perfect fit and she never looked back. 

Heather’s mission and purpose is to form a partnership with her patients to finding the right combination of natural medicine and lifestyle transformations to set them back on the path of healing. She views her patients as her extended family, treating them with compassion and loving-kindness that is so necessary in the health field.

When she is not happily treating her patients or studying her 5000-year-old medicine, Heather spends her time practicing qigong, meditating, training her puppy (Gimlet) into becoming a top-notch therapy dog or being servant to her two very selfish, superior-minded cats.

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Sullivan Acupuncture is in-network with BCBS, United, Aetna and Cigna.

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